Soledad: Mama! We saw snow!
Bella: Well…..mostly ice with a little snow.
Soledad: And Mama look! I have on two jackets and two pants!
Me: Wow. That’s great! Do you guys want hot chocolate?
Soledad and Bella: Yes!!!! We love snow days!
Me: Me too.
Today is a snow day. Actually more like a freezing rain with a snowflake every now and again day.
Not much activity going on. Mostly playing, cooking, tv watching, and long hot bath taking.
Right now we’re watching Let’s Make A Deal.
Soon I’ll be making Turkey Chili with a romaine salad with green olives and feta cheese with this out of sight balsamic dressing. Quite possibly the best balsamic in the world. The herbs are the key, bringing the flavor level to out of this world proportions.
Here’s to snow days and mandatory lazy days at least a few times a year.
SWEET BALSAMIC SALAD DRESSING WITH HERBS
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Large pinch of crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup olive or canola oil
1. Put all the ingredients in a jar. Shake. Pour over salad greens. Refrigerate any leftovers.